Burial Chambers, Stone circles and White horses
Burial Chambers, Stone circles and White horses Wiltshire Reviews
Aug 20, 2006
First we stopped at Silbury hill which is a huge burial mound along the highway but unfortunately you can't climb it but it's so huge you can't miss it!!
Across the road from Silbury hill and over the field is the West Kennett Long Barrow which is a Neolithic burial chamber built in 3500BC. When they excavated it, it contained about 50 bodies of all ages.The chamber, which extends 10 metres into the mound, consists of five seperate chambers, two on either side of a narrow passage, which then opens up into a further chamber at the far end. Like many of these passage graves, the entrance was flanked by a semi circular forecourt, which framed the dark opening, although this is now partially obscured by the huge stones used to seal the tomb. It is really eerie going in and I got some really cool shots inside.
http://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/majorsites/aa/westkennet_longbarrow.html See more here
Next stop was Avebury which is a small town in the middle of a huge stone henge. It is older and of course bigger than Stonehenge. The stones are huge and about 27 of the 90 odd are still there. There are mounds around the site too which provide great photo oppetunities. Along the road is the stone Avenue which is an avenue lined with sarcen stones which is thought to lead from another stone cirlce. Went to the tiny giftshop and old thatched pub. Well worth the £0 to go and have a look!!
http://www.sacredsites.com/europe/england/avebury.html See more here
Next we stumbled on a site when Dave was looking at the hills behind us instead of the road!! But as we were talking about the many white horses in Wiltshire we stumbled onto one!!
Looking at a monument on the hill we saw a white(grey) horse on the hill below some castle ruins. Got some cool pics and were glad we saw one of these famous horses. It was the Chervill horse we later discovered.
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